NTSB Reports Errors in Docking Maneuver and Insufficient Oversight Caused Carnival Pride Incident
A new report says too much speed and too steep an angle of approach caused the incident that resulted in more than $2 million in property damage.
A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board finds that too much speed and too steep an angle of approach caused the May 8, 2016, allision of the Carnival Pride cruise ship with a pier in Baltimore, an incident that caused more than $2 million in property damage.
No injuries were reported from the event at the Baltimore Harbor, but property damage included a destroyed pedestrian walkway, damage to three vehicles on the pier, and damage to the ship's hull and observation and mooring platform.
A Carnival Pride staff captain tried to shift to manual controls to stop the incident from occurring but was unable to do so.